Imports to Thailand rose by 24.1 percent year-on-year in May of 2022, topping market estimates of 17.3 percent and accelerating from a 21.5 percent increase in the prior month. This was the 16th straight month of double-digit expansion and the strongest growth since last December, amid strengthening domestic demand following an improvement in COVID-19 situation and surging commodity prices. source: Ministry of Commerce, Thailand

Imports YoY in Thailand averaged 8.80 percent from 1994 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 71.50 percent in February of 2010 and a record low of -44.90 percent in January of 1998. This page includes a chart with historical data for Thailand Imports YoY. Thailand Imports YoY - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2022.

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Thailand Imports YoY


Thailand Imports YoY
Thailand imports mainly raw materials and intermediate goods (around 56 percent of total imports). Fuel accounts for 19 percent, parts of electronic appliances for 11 percent, materials of base metal for 9 percent, and chemicals for 5.5 percent. Machinery, equipment and supplies such as computers and mechanical represent 25 percent of total imports, and consumer goods account for 8 percent. Main import partners are Japan (20 percent of total imports), China (15 percent) and the European Union (8 percent). Others include the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia and the United States.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
24.10 21.50 71.50 -44.90 1994 - 2022 percent Monthly
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Thailand Import Growth at 5-Month High
Imports to Thailand rose by 24.1 percent year-on-year in May of 2022, topping market estimates of 17.3 percent and accelerating from a 21.5 percent increase in the prior month. This was the 16th straight month of double-digit expansion and the strongest growth since last December, amid strengthening domestic demand following an improvement in COVID-19 situation and surging commodity prices.
2022-06-23
Thailand Imports Extend Double Digit Growth
Imports to Thailand rose by 21.5 percent year-on-year to USD 25.43 billion in April of 2022, topping market estimates of 16.4 percent and accelerating from a 18 percent increase in the prior month. This was the 15th straight month of double-digit expansion, amid strengthening domestic demand following an improvement in COVID-19 situation and surging commodity prices.
2022-05-27
Thailand Import Growth Tops Estimates
Imports to Thailand grew by 18.0 percent year-on-year in March 2022, exceeding market consensus of 8.9 percent and faster than a 16.9 percent expansion a month earlier. This was the 14th straight month of double-digit growth, mainly driven by crude, electronics, and natural gas, amid strengthening domestic demand as COVID-19 situation improved. Last year, purchases climbed 29.8 percent.
2022-04-22


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